Testimonials

 

Life Balance Hypnotherapy – Testimonials

Please feel free to read how I have helped others using Cognitive Hypnotherapy

FEAR OF FLYING/AROPLANES

Hi Joanne, you’ll be glad to know I have started a job next door to the Airport. I am quite happily watching planes take off and land now!! Couldn’t have done it with out your help!!

Spencer

EXAMS

Joanne, just to let you know my daughters exam went very well yesterday, so thanks for all your help. She’s feeling a lot more confident for her exams today.

Jayne

STRONGER NOW!

With your understanding, guidance and direction I am now much stronger.    Thank You, Michael

MORE CALM

I just wanted to say thank you very much!

People have said they can tell the difference as they feel I am more calm. So that’s good!

Thank you ever so much I am so grateful, Ellie.

FEAR OF THE DENTIST

I wanted to say thank you saw me about my fear of the dentist I just wanted to let you know that I have had the problem tooth removed today and although I felt nervous I was much more confident and the procedure was not as bad as I thought. The negative thoughts I had seem to have disappeared I now have a massive smile on my face thank you once again. Susan                      

FEAR OF HEIGHTS 

I suffered from a fear of heights and have found the treatment to be of great use, it has allowed me to start to really face my fears and not feel frozen with fear this is allowing me to build confidence in my own abilities. I found it to be a very professional and supportive practice and would recommend Joanne to anyone.

DK West Yorkshire

LACK OF SELF-CONFIDENCE

I was very sceptical at embarking on hypnotherapy to help me with my lack of self-confidence. Joanne’s calm, none judgemental professionalism soon convinced me of the possibility hypnotherapy may help me. Don’t just think about calling Joanne, call her. Joanne has helped me more than I ever expected and I now have self- confidence to enjoy life and the opportunities it has to offer without the crippling fear lack of confidence inflicts. If Joanne can help a sceptic like me , she can help anyone!

Anonymous Huddersfield

CHANGE

Joanne is so friendly and makes you feel at home straightaway; I found the environment really calming and was able to relax easily. I was really surprised at how much more I have been able to achieve from my original objectives; she opened my mind to the possibility that I could change so much more and I have made (and am continuing to) make significant changes to my life.   Very happy with the therapy and would highly recommend Joanne!

Thank you!         Judith – Leeds

HELP WITH SLEEP

For some time I have had problems sleeping. I spoke to Joanne initially on the phone and found her very easy to speak to. Face to face, she soon assesses the situation and together with you, comes up with a plan to help. I have cerebral palsy and spend my time in a wheelchair which means I become stiff and suffer some aches and pains. Joanne gave me some tricks and techniques to improve this. I now feel so much better and am sleeping better. I can thoroughly recommend Joanne. She can even cure hiccups!

Chris Wainman LLB, Bradford.

Comment from Joanne – I can’t really cure hiccups but I did help Chris’s Mum to stop 😉

EMOTIONAL STRESS

Just wanted to say a few words about Joanne and how much she has helped me over the past few months, I booked to see Joanne as I was having some issues with emotional stress and negative thoughts that had been bothering me for some time.

On the first session I came out with a real positive feeling and this was only the start of my time seeing Joanne, she really made me feel at ease and helped sort out my issues, I am now at a stage where I see a great future and life is definitely more positive.

Joanne as really helped me and I can not thank her enough , she really does make a difference , so don’t hesitate in making that booking , I am glad I did, thanks Joanne.

Brian S, Pudsey

INTERVIEW ANXIETY

I was suffering with anxiety on a daily basis when I found Joanne’s website and contacted her. We had a lovely chat on the phone and she put me at ease instantly. I told her I had an interview which was incredibly important to me which only gave a short time for Joanne to help me. But she did. I had two sessions, the last a couple of days before my interview and the download that I listened to every night and I got the job.

I can’t thank Joanne enough for her help, I’d gone from a quivering emotional wreck to a calmer individual in 2 weeks. Of course I have some days when I feel anxious but I remember to 7, 11 breath and the other techniques and I feel much better.

Thanks Joanne, Ange

CONQUER VERY DEEP EVENTS

Just wanted to say how overwhelmed I am with Joanne, she has helped me to conquer some very deep events that have happened in my life. You are so easy to get on with & I would highly recommend you to anyone. I would definitely go back in the future if I need to.
Thank you Joanne

Loretta Sutton, Halifax

CHALLENGE AND CHANGE

Joanne helped me to further clarify where some of my ‘hang-ups’ originated. This raised my awareness of them on a day-to-day level, which has now made me challenge and change them more often and more readily. I’m hoping that in time this will continue to build up.

AG, Halifax

WEIGHT LOSS

I made my appointment with Joanne almost as a last resort after years of yoyo dieting, slimming clubs, cabbage
soup, f-plan etc. and a fair bit of self-loathing. Enough was enough.

I have to admit to being slightly sceptical about hypnosis, but five minutes into the session all those concerns were gone. Please cast aside any fears about staring at a swinging pocket watch while being told to “look into my eyes”! Cognitive hypnotherapy is NOTHING like that!

Joanne is first and foremost a great listener. You feel like you are chatting to an old friend, all the while she is getting to the root of your problem. The sessions are then tailor made to suit you personally. The most striking thing about the sessions for me was that, while I did not feel like anything had changed at first, I had already begun to totally change my relationship with food. I was no longer obsessing over biscuits and cake and more importantly, no longer stuffing them in my mouth at every opportunity. Because all the work is done on a subconscious level, it is seamless. All of a sudden, I just don’t want/need to eat when I am not hungry. I cannot explain how or why it works – but it does!

It is still early days, but already I have had several comments from people “Have you lost weight? You look really well!” I have to say though, it does not seem so important any more. My confidence levels and self-esteem are greatly increased and for the first time in years, I am pretty happy with what I see in the mirror. My only regret is that I did not do it years ago!

Sarah, Bradford.

ANXIETY ISSUES

In march 2014 I decided to see a hypnotherapist regarding my anxiety issues from which i have been suffering for the past 15 years. Previously I had CBT, counselling and had seen psychologists but nothing seem to have worked for me. So I decide to give cognitive hypnotherapy a try. I searched online and came across Joanne’s website and decided to make an appointment with her. Joanne was a very friendly and welcoming lady and thus made it very easy for me to open up to her. I was feeling very comfortable and relaxed and had no problem discussing my issues and I also liked how Joanne would get to the root of the problem because before I would think that certain things were causing my anxiety but after talking to Joanne I learned that my anxiety was being caused due to completely other reasons.

In the first session we discussed my issues and in the next two sessions we worked on how to overcome these issues and most importantly how to keep a positive mindset. I knew that once I can change all my negative believes into positive ones then automatically my anxiety will drop and with the help of cognitive hypnotherapy Joanne did just that with me. Before having hypnotherapy, I had an inside voice that would always be angry at me and criticize or humiliate me for things I wasn’t even responsible for but with the help of cognitive hypnotherapy I have completely managed to change that negative inside voice into a positive one. Now I always have my inside voice encouraging me and giving me positive feedback. I am able to do things I could have never done before and I can see how my life has got on to the right track now. Another important thing I learned are the 7,11 breaths. These breaths if done correctly with the correct mindset can anytime lower anxiety and nervousness. I also received an mp3 from Joanne, this mp3 was made specifically just for me and was made to help me tackle my issues. Before I go to sleep I always listen to this mp3 and have since noted a big change in the way I look at things. Now finally I can make the most of my life and enjoy life to the max .Thank you Joanne very much for all your help and support.

Anonymous, Bradford

STOP SMOKING

I went to see Joanne in October 2013 as a last resort to Stop Smoking, Over the years I have tried Tablets from the GP , Patches, Inhalators, Nasal Sprays, Gum, Lozengers in fact anything and everything, a few years ago I even had conventional hypnotherapy but unfortunately none of the above worked for me. After a recent visit to the GP for a persistent hacking cough that had lasted 5 months plus and the warning that my lungs were crackling, knowing I was smoking 20/30 a day, and pressure from my grandchildren for Nanna to “stop fagging”. I made the decision to try one more time and made an appointment to see Joanne (I found her on the internet) She managed to fit me in that week – before I could change my mind – the session lasted around 2 hours- Joanne was friendly and easy to chat to, in a comfortable atmosphere. I walked out of there honestly feeling the same as I had walked in, wondering whether this would fail too. I can honestly say now 6 weeks down the line that I have not smoked, I have not fancied a cigarette and not even thought of one. I’ve been under a lot of stress over the past 4/5 weeks, work and family wise and have surprised myself that I have not even thought of reaching for a cigarette. I want to thank Joanne for all her help and expertise and would recommend her services to anyone serious about wanting to quit smoking. Joanne has sent me the follow up download but to date I have not needed it. I’m going to make another appointment soon to lose weight now

Jacqui. Hipperholme.

POSITIVE SELF ESTEEM

“Joanne as a Hypnotherapist is SUPERB. I am very self aware and consciously know what changes I should and could make, because of the understanding I have acquired, but I couldn’t make the necessary changes, although I have made significant changes using CBT in the last few years; this for me has been a process of peeling away layers like an onion; at times frustratingly slow. With Joanne I quickly realised that my subconscious programming was still the main driver in my behaviour and I needed her help to access my subconscious and allow the programmes to become more resourceful. I could only do this with Cognitive Hypnotherapy and with someone I trust and felt TOTALLY comfortable with. This type of therapy is FAST and I am able to continue with the help with Joanne’s MP3 recording and to allow the work to continue. I would say that my self confidence is more authentic and I am so much more comfortable being ME. I have more positive self esteem and I feel calmer and more at peace; less at war with myself.”

angie…

LOSE WEIGHT, ANXITY AND DEPRESSION

I started going to see Jo for some hypnotherapy sessions to help me lose weight. Jo was brilliant! Very soon I discovered that yes I was about two stone overweight but my much more real obstacles to happiness were low self esteem, anxiety and depression. Jo tailor-made my treatment to suit my individual needs, which changed over the sessions I had.

I learned strategies I could use when my self esteem was particularly low so that I could lift my mood. I grew in confidence and soon found that situations which would ordinarily make me panic were no longer so scary. I have become much braver in social situations, and it takes quite a lot to make me panic now.

I still get anxious and depressed, but now I know how to get a grip and I can stop myself spiralling down. My negative feelings about my weight are no longer there, not because I’m slim – though I did loose over a stone, but because I now know how to look positively at life and I think I have a better understanding of what’s really important and what’s not.

Miriam, Halifax.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

“I immediately felt at ease with Joanne which enabled me to open up so she was able to help me tackle the issues I was struggling with, as well as providing exercises that would help in the future. Will not hesitate to go back if the need arises and can highly recommend.

Thanks Joanne. Helen”

IBS, SELF CONFIDENCE

I have been receiving hypnotherapy from Joanne for 2 months now and have seen significant improved results for my IBS and self-confidence.

Wish id tried this years ago.

Richard L – Shipley

SPORT PERFORMANCE

Just a quick email to follow up after our two hypnotherapy session. I found that I did really enjoy my skiing this time, and felt noticeably less anxious when faced with the more challenging slopes. I can’t say that the anxiety / fear has completely vanished, but I did feel a lot calmer and felt that I got a lot more fun out of my skiing, compared to previous skiing holidays. So thank you for your help, I did really find the two sessions very relaxing.

SH Halifax

GOLF

I went to see Joanne Ritchie (Life Balance Hypnotherapy) as a last resort, after playing golf for over 20 years I had reached a stage where I was ready to give it up, whatever I did I could just not hit the ball well enough to compete. A friend suggested I tried Hypnotherapy as he thought it was concentration that was my problem.

I went to see Joanne who made me feel very comfortable, after three sessions of hypnotherapy and general discussion and also being given a written reminder of our sessions along with a download to listen to at home. I am playing much better golf and competing with my friends once again.

TK – Clayton Heights, Queensbury

I have successfully helped many people from Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Queensbury, Clayton, Wibsy, Southowram, Brighouse, Denholme, Wyke, Bingley, Rochdale, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Northarwram, Shipley, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Hipperhome, Cleckheaton and too many more to mention.

To find out more about Cognitive Hypnotherapy or just a general enquiry about Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis phone Joanne at Life balance Hypnotherapy on 07711 704 585 or email info@lifebalancehypnotherapy.co.uk



How can you change?

What comes first for you a thought or a feeling?
Or what are you aware of first?

These are the type of questions I might ask you when you come to see me.

In order to help you I need to find out about the unique you, we are all different.

In Cognitive Hypnotherapy every session is unique to everyone I see, and you will always receive a personalised service based on you!

By working with your thoughts and feelings on a conscious and subconscious level, we can work together to get your best results.

I even offer email support between our sessions, so I can help you achieve your goals in the shortest time possible.

Life Balance Hypnotherapy.
Change today for tomorrow

email:info@lifebalancehypnotherapy.co.uk

I provide therapy for a wide range of problems

Help with the symptoms of:
Stress
Anxiety and depression
Pain control
Obsessive compulsion disorder (OCD)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Sleep problems
Help you with the changes you want in your life
Phobias - Fear of Flying, Fear of dogs, fear of heights, fear of Confined spaces any phobia
Weight loss
Motivation
Stop bad habits
Gambling
Stop smoking
Children respond well to Cognitive Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis

If you want to change I want to help you

Joanne Ritchie Dip.Hyp,Dip.NLP,Cert.S.M

Phone: 07711 704 585

I am Registered and Qualified

I will be friendly, open and honest, showing empathy and trust, whilst giving you the best service I can.

By using Cognitive Hypnotherapy I will work with you so you can make lasting changes.

I have been practicing Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) since 2008; I am passionate about my profession and think everyone practicing should also feel this way.
If you see me or another Hypnotherapist please make sure they registered and qualified.

Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy

I am also a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC)